“This is going to sound so embarrassing…”: Sophie Lloyd says this kids cartoon – no, millennial icon – was responsible for her picking up the guitar

Sophie Lloyd performing onstage with two kids – the guitarist says a kids TV show inspired to play guitar in the first place
(Image credit: Kyle Rivas / Getty)

Machine Gun Kelly band member and virtuoso guitarist Sophie Lloyd has earned a reputation as a formidable player and this month, rightfully, makes her debut on the cover of the new issue of Guitar World. 

In her accompanying interview with GW, she discusses her earliest days as a guitarist – revealing in the process that her inspiration to pick up the instrument came from a most unlikely source. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.